Mai Dengsøe (DK)
Summerworks (Resident, 2022 + jury, 2023)
Mai Dengsøe has studied art history at the University of Copenhagen and Humboldt-Universität in Berlin. She has previously worked as curator at Kunsthal Rønnesbækholm and is currently working also as a curator at Gl. Holtegaard. For several years she lived in the countryside of Denmark working both at Kunsthal44, Møen and with german artist Ursula Reuter Christiansen, building a rare bridge between generations. Dengsøe’s style, approach, and interest constitute a rare eclectic approach that is at ease with the coexistence of fiction and artmaking along with theory and curating. From 2018-20, she was assistant to Ursula Reuter Christiansen and most recently, she authored the first monograph on the visual artist entitled: Poppies Mutate into Bats: A 60-year Expanse of Paintings. Together with the visual artists Magnus Andersen and Louis Scherfig, she runs the curatorial research collective and exhibition space Bizarro in Copenhagen. Dengsøe has worked with curation since 2016 and published articles in magazines such as Periskop, Ny Jord and AWARE Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions.